RWTH Explains the 2022 Nobel Prizes




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As part of the "RWTH explains the 2022 Nobel Prizes" lecture series, RWTH scientists will present and elaborate on the research of this year's Nobel prize winners.


Professor Ingo Kurth, from the Institute of Human Genetics and Genomic Medicine at Uniklinik RWTH Aachen, will kick off the series with his lecture on the Nobel Prize in Medicine, talking about mummies, Neanderthals, and modern genomic medicine and giving some insight into what our genes reveal about us. His lecture is scheduled for Friday, December 2, 2022, at 6:30pm in lecture hall H04 at the C.A.R.L. lecture hall complex at Claßenstrasse 11. Please note that the talk will be held in German. This year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to the Swedish scientist Svante Pääbo, a director at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. Pääbo is considered a pioneer in paleogenetics and was the first researcher to sequence the Neanderthal genome.

Here you can find our Interview with Professor Ingo Kurth.

On Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 11am, Professor Markus Müller from the Institute for Quantum Information will introduce the audience to the world of the Physics Nobel Prize with his lecture on the "entangled quantum world” describing the journey from fundamental quantum phenomena to modern quantum technology in lecture hall H03 (OTTO-FUCHS) at the C.A.R.L. lecture hall complex. Please note that the talk will be held in German. Alain Aspect of France, John Clauser of the United States, and Anton Zeilinger of Austria will receive the Nobel Prize in Physics for their groundbreaking work in the field of quantum research this year.

Concluding the Nobel Prize series, Professor Carsten Bolm, from the Institute of Organic Chemistry, will explain this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 6:30pm in lecture hall II at the RWTH Main Building, Templergraben 55. The lecture title, roughly "With a "Click" to the Nobel Prize," refers to the research of the Nobel Prize laureates, Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal, and Barry Sharpless, who developed methods for the targeted assembly of molecules, known as click chemistry.

Admission to all the above lectures is free, and prior registration is not required. Please note that all talks will be held in German. The regulations of the Coronavirus Protection Ordinance currently in effect will apply. Further information is available on the RWTHextern page about the lecture series.